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Can Pulmonary Hypertension Be Improved By Adopting A Healthy Diet
Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more
Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants like fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine, and Diethylpropion increase the risk of pulmonary artery hypertension (pah). Those with pah are more likely to have used appetite suppressants. Cocaine and amphetamines have also been attributed to developing pah. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?
Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more
It depends: Dependent on the type of pulmonary hypertension, it may or may not affect it. One thing is for certain, if the person has fluid retention as a result of their pulmonary hypertension, then limiting salt intake would be beneficial to limit the edema. Also, if the pulmonary hypertension is a result of left-sided heart failure (systolic or diastolic), limiting salt intake is helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could cryofibrinogenemia cause shortness of breath and/or mild pulmonary hypertension that increases at times in intensity, improving overall with daily low-dose hydrocortisone?
Theoretically yes: Cryofibrinogenemia increases your risk of arterial and venous clots. Anything that does this, including clotting disorders, can increase your risk for pulmonary hypertension. And because cryofibrinogenemia is associated with inflammation, Hydrocortisone treatment would theoretically decrease inflammation and your risk for pulmonary hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is ganoderma lucidum safe to take for someone with pulmonary hypertension? Would the health bennifits of the ganoderma help their condition?
Pulmonary hypertensi: Ganoderma's effects are uncertain. You would be i'll advised to take it. ...Read more
Is Mirena safe with pulmonary hypertension? And with other systemic health issues (like autoimmunity, EDS, dysautonomia)?
Not: Better to avoid hormonal manipulation.......otherwise you will be playing statistics only. ...Read more
PH Cure: There are 9 available medications for pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) including phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, endothelin receptor blockers and prostaclins. The treatment can be quite effective but does not generally cure pah. Lung transplant can cure the disease but has other significant issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What class of pulmonary hypertension do I have if it was caused by severe pulmonary hypertension?
Pulmonary hypertension is elevated blood pressure in the lungs and can be a primary problem or due to other causes. The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs and if the BP in the lungs is elevated, the right side of the heart can often fail over time. Pulmonary hypertension can be difficult to diagnose and usually requires echocardiography ...Read more
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